The Brazil international had only just been given the green light to return to action by the Catalan club’s medical staff, after recovering from the back injury he picked up at the World Cup, but is now facing another spell on the sidelines.
The Brazil international, who has only just recovered from a back problem, will be out of action for an indefinite period of time after sustaining an ankle sprain in training.
Barcelona has received a blow ahead of Sunday’s Liga opener against Elche with the news that Neymar is set to miss the game at Camp Nou through injury.
“Following the Thursday training session Neymar Jr. complained about some pain in his left ankle and tests have confirmed that the player has a Grade 1 ankle sprain,” a statement on the official Barcelona website reads. [eap_ad_2] “The club’s medical team has indicated that his return to training will depend on how the injury treatment evolves.